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Title Jun Liu v. At&T Corp. et al.

October 16, 2012

TITLE JUN LIU
v.
AT&T CORP. ET AL.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable R. Gary Klausner, U.S. District Judge

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CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL

Present: The Honorable R. GARY KLAUSNER, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE

Sharon L. Williams (Not Present) Not Reported N/A

Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No.

Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs: Attorneys Present for Defendants:

Not Present Not Present

Proceedings: (IN CHAMBERS) Order Re: Plaintiff's Motion to Remand (DE 14)

INTRODUCTION & FACTUAL BACKGROUND

On June 14, 2012, Jun Liu ("Plaintiff") filed a Complaint against AT&T Corporation ("AT&T"), John Wiley, Christopher Sheets, Kenneth Sansonetti ("Sansonetti"), Michelle Lorraine Abbott ("Abbott") (collectively, "Defendants") in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In the Complaint, Plaintiff alleges claims arising from his employment and wrongful termination from AT&T.

On July 24, 2012, AT&T removed this action based on federal question jurisdiction*fn1 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 and supplemental jurisdiction over the state law claims. Defendants John Wiley and Christopher Sheets, both AT&T employees joined the removal. But Defendants Sansonetti and Abbott, AT&T contractors, did not. AT&T alleges that they were not required to join Sansonetti and Abbott because neither of them had been properly served or service had been defective.

Presently before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion to Remand. For the following reasons, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff's Motion.

JUDICIAL STANDARD

A defendant may remove a case from state court when the federal court has ...


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